‘Flying V’ ceremony welcomes USARPAC deputy commander

| July 14, 2011 | 0 Comments

U.S. Army-Pacific Public Affairs
News Release



FORT SHAFTER — Lt. Gen. Francis Wiercinski, commander, U.S. Army-Pacific, will host a “Flying V” ceremony to honor and welcome Brig. Gen. Robert Mathews, deputy commander, USARPAC, at Palm Circle, here, at 10 a.m., July 18.

The Flying V refers to the way commanders, service members  and colors are posted during the ceremony, which is in a V-shaped formation. The Flying V ceremony is a tradition to bid farewell to or welcome senior Army officials when they depart or assume duties at an Army command.

Before returning to Hawaii, Mathews served as the commandant, U.S. Army Air Defense Artillery School, Fort Sill, Okla. He served previously as the commanding general, 94th Army Air and Missile Defense Command, here, from July 2007-August 2009.


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